Sunday, July 28, 2013

Chicken Shawarma with the touch of Sweet Hungarian ..

Did you know Shawarma is called a meat preparation in Arabic, and the bread used is called Taboon bread. Shawarma also refers to rolled sandwiches and wraps. Shawarma is made by alternately stacking strips of seasoned flat meat (beef, lamb or marinated chicken) on a stick. An onion, a tomato, or a halved lemon is sometimes placed at the top of the stack for additional flavoring. The meat is roasted slowly on all sides as the spit rotates in front of, or over, a flame for hours(Information taken from Shawarma).

First I saw meet roasted this way in India, and two to three months before in a small restaurant at Majeedee magu near artificial beach. Shawarma wraps are getting very popular now a days. Why not try this delicious Sahwarma recipe at home.

I know I know some of my recipes have such a big ingredient list, let me tell you if you want yummy foods must add all needed ingredients to get that perfect taste. Just buy one bottle each and it can be used so many times, always check the expiry date because some shops sells goods which will have one or less month expiry. This happened to me, I bought some highly expensive spice & dried herb bottles without checking expiry date the bottles expiry were due to end of that month. What a waste.

Chicken Marinate
500 grams boneless chicken (cut into bite size cubes)
1 tbs Tomato paste
2 cloves Garlic paste
1 tbs Mustard
11/2 tbs Soy Sauce
1 tbs Dried Oregano
1 tsp Paprika
1 tbs Roasted Curry Powder
2 tbs Vegetable oil
3/4 tsp Salt
Vegetable salad
½ of a medium size cucumber (sliced)
2 tomatoes sliced
1 cup shredded cabbage or lettuce
Small onion ( chopped)
Scotch bonnet Chile ( githeyo mirus) as much you like
1 tbs lime juice
To cook chicken
1 big onion sliced
1 garlic clove chopped
Scotch bonnet Chile ( githeyo mirus) as much you like
1/3 cup vegetable oil (reduce if you want)
To make Shawarma roll
3 Flat Pitta Breads
½ cup garlic sauce or mayonnaise (both will be great)
3 slice cheese

Mix all the marinate ingredients, cover with plastic wrap and leave over night or at least for 3 hours. In a sauce pan heat as much oil you want from 1/3 cup of vegetable oil. Add sliced onions, garlic and Scotch bonnet chile, and saute until onions get soft. Into this add marinated chicken and cook on medium heat stirring in between until chicken is cooked and no water is left. Set aside. Make salad combining all the salad ingredients. Set aside.

To assemble Shawarma :
Take pitta bread, apply your choice of sauce or mayonnaise, on this in the middle put one third of chicken mixture than salad. On salad divide slice cheese in to three portions and arrange on top. Roll both sides of pita to the middle and secure with a toothpick. Serve with french fries. ... Enjoy!

Note: For a more healthier version skewer the marinated chicken and grill as a kebab. All the dried herbs & spices used in this recipe I bought from Fantasy Store. 

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